Comparative Evaluation of Broilers Raised on Four Different Commercial Feeds Available in Anyigba, Kogi State

Authors

  • U. Okpanachi Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
  • C. F. Egbu Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • U. N. Okonkwo Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • R. O. Madaki Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

Keywords:

Broilers, commercial, feed and performance

Abstract

Four commercial feeds coded as T1, T2, T3 and T4 were assigned to broilers. Each of the treatments had 24 birds and was replicated thrice in a Completely Randomized Design. Results for starter phase showed significant (p<0.05/p<0.01)differences across all the performance parameters measured. Final weight of birds in T1 was significantly (p<0.01) higher than those on the other treatments. Total weight gain was statistically similar for treatments T1, T2,and T3. The best feed conversion ratio (FCR) and feed cost/kg gain were obtained for birds in T3. At the finisher phase,apart from the weight gains (total, weekly and daily), all the other parameters were significantly (p<0.05/p<0.01) affected by the treatments. Final weight of birds on T1 was significantly (p<0.01) higher than those for other treatments. The best FCR and feed cost/kg gain were obtained with birds on T4. Results of carcass and organ weights showed that live weight, carcass weight, back weight and head weight were significantly (p<0.05) affected by experimental diets. The farmer, who depends on commercial feeds and who wants his birds to reach market weight at the shortest possible time should consider T1. A farmer who wishes to produce birds at cheaper cost not minding the time the birds take to attain market weight should consider T3.

Author Biographies

U. Okpanachi, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production 

C. F. Egbu, Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Department of Agricultural Education 

U. N. Okonkwo, Alvan Ikoku Fed. College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Department of Agricultural Education 

R. O. Madaki, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Okpanachi, U., Egbu, C. F., Okonkwo, U. N., & Madaki, R. O. (2024). Comparative Evaluation of Broilers Raised on Four Different Commercial Feeds Available in Anyigba, Kogi State. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 442–444. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5335

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